The Gear Junkie in Backpacker magazine

The Gear Junkie in Backpacker magazine

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The Gear Junkie’s feet are prominently featured in the new issue of Backpacker magazine (Feb. 2007), where Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Dorn dives into a multi-page report on the Primal Quest Adventure Race. Mr. Dorn and The Gear Junkie (Stephen Regenold) were teammates in the 10-day race, which covered 400+ miles in the Utah Desert.

Highlights of the story include Mr. Dorn describing the trippy effects of endurance racing; a scene set on a lightning-battered ridge of Turtle Mesa reminiscent of the apocalypse; and a close-up of Regenold’s foot, complete with a silver-dollar-size blister/lesion that took four weeks to heal.

For more information on The Gear Junkie’s Primal Quest plight, click here.

Stephen Regenold
Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.